09/23/2021 Minutes Braintree Planning Commission Special Meeting

Braintree Planning Commission Special Meeting

September 23, 2021 7:00pm

Braintree Town Office, 932 Vermont Route 12A, Braintree, VT 05060 Virtually: https://www.uberconference.com/braintreesbmotoole

or by calling 802-210-4472

Present vias phone:  Tory and Nate; in person Jackson, Jenn, Malcom and Paul

  1. Call to order 7:00 – 7:05

The meeting was called to order at 7:12 p.m.

  • Public Comment 7:05 – 7:10


  • Review current draft of town plan with Victoria Littlefield, TROC 7:10 – 8:45

Edits provided through chapter 1 and 3.  We will start at chapter 4 tonight.  Section 2.3 childcare and archeology section was updated by Jackson.  Utilizing existing community owned facilities to support reuse of assets (consolidate school buildings).  TRORC to work on consolidating policy to encourage town to re-use existing facilities to support childcare and senior public services. 

NC – Concern that traditional village areas are not the best place to continue growth due to constrained parcel sizes, proximity to waterways that do not have mapped flood zones, etc.  TRORC will draft goals, policies and action items. 

Section 3 – Page 16

3.5.4 discourage new development in flood hazard areas and encourage the facilitation of removal of hazards within. 

  • Additional Business 8:45 – 9:00

Draft town plans from surrounding towns, what do we do?  We have 30 days to provide comments.  PK – conservation land – how we coordinate with neighbors and how to coordinate with other similar designate lands?  Seek our PC members to review town conserved lands.  MF – reference to Emergency evacuation plans,

Meeting 10/21 NC to email town, pc and SB.

  • Adjourn 9:00

NOTE: Next Regular Meeting: October 21, 2021 7:00pm